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The desk is in an office
the desk has a telephone
the desk speaks to us
the desk says that now is the time
the desk has changed completely
move everything to one side
move it all across across to the left
that’s better
a little bit more
that’s fine
I said that’s looking good
the desk re-iterates the view
the desk maintains that ….
the desk reaffirms its commitment to…
the desk should not be criticised
said a statement from the desk
everybody stand still
hold it
hold it
what’s happening
something is different
something has changed
this is unacceptable
we will not allow it
keep moving
move your body
to the left

The desk has a problem
the desk is our future
the desk is a joke
don’t get on the wrong side of
the desk
will
the desk
be used as a platform

Okay.. okay… hold it
this has gone too far
I’m going to have to make a statement
I’m going to write it up here
here on this board
where is the chalk
can everybody see
can everybody see clearly
there are only seven words in this statement
remember them
can you read it
is it clear
does anyone have any questions
yes… yes… you in the glasses
what’s your question
does the desk have a mandate
does the desk have a chair
who is on the desk
who is behind the desk
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words: Warrick Sony

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from End Beginnings, released June 12, 1990

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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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